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Old 09-26-2019, 11:17 AM
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One of my pusher fans was running erratically and sometimes not at all. Wiggling the wires where they go into the fan motor would cause it to run so I assumed it was a loose wire. When I opened up the motor I discovered that wasn't the problem - the wires were well fastened. The problem was an accumulation of fine dust from the brushes wearing and causing a poor connection with the commutator. Wiggling the wires where they enter the motor also wiggles the brushes and the fan would run. As a frame of reference, I have just over 15,000 miles. So, cleaned the motor and resurfaced the commutator, which is worn and will need to be replaced at some point. The brushes have about 20 - 25% left. Motor now runs well.

There are no markings on these motors. Bob, do you have a part number for these motors or even for the brushes or commutator/armature?

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Old 09-26-2019, 04:16 PM
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Kevin:

I have been thinking about adding the pusher fans to my car. I assume yours were supplied by ERA, correct?

How often do you run your fans? Do they come on with temperature or are they on all the time?

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Old 09-26-2019, 04:30 PM
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Yes, they were supplied by ERA and come on and off with a temperature sensor. There is also a dash switch to turn them on manually (in the off position they still come on with temperature) but I've never had overheating problems so haven't needed to do that.

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Old 09-26-2019, 05:29 PM
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Kevin:

I have been thinking about adding the pusher fans to my car. I assume yours were supplied by ERA, correct?

How often do you run your fans? Do they come on with temperature or are they on all the time?

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As originally installed by ERA, the pushers come on at the same time as the puller. But, you don't need them most of the time. The better solution is this: Cool Modification - For Pusher Fans Only, Though
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The motor is from Grainger. Dayton 3LCH7. Amazon also has them .
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Old 09-27-2019, 06:27 AM
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Thanks Bob, much appreciated.
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Old 09-27-2019, 07:38 AM
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Yes, they were supplied by ERA and come on and off with a temperature sensor. There is also a dash switch to turn them on manually (in the off position they still come on with temperature) but I've never had overheating problems so haven't needed to do that.
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